Just got back from a wicked 2 week holiday in Japan! We used Backstreet Tours in Tokyo and they were superb! After the first few days trying to get our bearings and finding a bit all go, we decided to take a guided tour - wish we had done it sooner! We opted for the chill out day tour which showed us a completely different side to Tokyo - loved the Japanese Garden with a stop off in the Japanese Tea Room by the lakel. And the lunch provided later was unbelievably delicious! There was a vegetarian on the tour which I thought would be a problem given that Japan has very few vegetarians, but Backstreet had phoned ahead so an absolute feast was laid on for her! We also got to see a Shinto wedding taking place in the temple which even though it was raining was a beautiful sight.
Our guide Minoko was very knowledgeable and picked up whether we needed longer or whether to move on to the next destination which made the tour feel very relaxed. There was only four of us on the tour which made it more personal and I would imagine if it had been a large group it would be difficult to keep everyone together with Tokyo being so busy!
Booking through their website was easy and emails were responded to very promptly. Overall, I would definitely recommend this tour company and will be using them again next time I visit Japan!
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